Research resources

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances with the aim of supporting the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient. Homeopathic medicines (often called remedies) are prepared by specialist pharmacies using a careful process of dilution and succussion (a specific form of vigorous shaking).

As yet, science has not been able to explain the mechanism of action of these ultra- high dilutions in the body, but laboratory experiments are increasingly showing that homeopathically prepared substances can cause biological effects. There is also a growing body of research evidence suggesting that homeopathic medicines have clinical effects too. However, the scientific debate over the evidence base for and against homeopathy continues.

This “Research” section of the website provides essential information about all aspects of research in homeopathy, giving you access to a wealth of information and pointing you in the right direction to find out more about specific subjects elsewhere.  Research Policy 2016

For information about the Society’s research activities, support services for its members or for more advice about getting involved in homeopathy research please visit the members’ area.

  • Here you will find an archive of the research e-bulletins prepared by the Research Committee for members, as well as additional resources that may help you with research activities. Archive of ...

  • Basic homeopathy research has demonstrated that ultrahigh dilutions such as homeopathic medicines are able to cause biological effects that can be seen clearly under experimental conditions1. ...

  • Conducting research is a specialist skill and training, collaboration and guidance are usually essential, but if you have an idea and have researched what has already been done in that area  it ...

  • An understanding of research methods will be needed before you can carry out most types of research project. However, one practical way to start getting involved is to systematically collect and ...

  • As a member organisation, we do not have the resources to fund research  but here you will find possible avenues to obtain funding for your research training or research projects. Getting funding ...

  • For homeopaths interested in performing research projects with other homeopaths or in accessing other homeopaths to collect data, the Society has a designated process in place which is designed ...

  • The process by which new homeopathic remedies are discovered is referred to as a homeopathic proving. Provings are performed on healthy individuals known as provers, who take a newly prepared ...

  • For a wide range of accessible and digestible resources on research-related issues in homeopathy visit The British Homeopathic Association website.

  • For a wide range of accessible and digestible resources on research-related issues in homeopathy visit The Homeopathy Research Institute website

  • Homeopathy is arguably as effective for animals as it is for humans. A substantial number of vets in the UK have studied and use homeopathy, and like homeopaths, veterinary surgeons can choose to ...

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